Sunday, January 14, 2007

Celebration: My Final Residency at Seton Hill's WPF Program - January 2007

Celebrations

This past residency was my favorite,
probably because I had the opportunity to do so much public speaking: teaching my module on The Importance of Attending Conferences and Conventions (dubbed HeidiCon 2007 - I'll post the mock program later for a good laugh), reading my thesis (thanks to everyone who sat on tables, on the floor, and stood in the hallway to listen to me),
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giving the commencement speech (it looks like I started a new tradition on this one), plus I gave five different phone interviews in between classes for the Millionaire airing.
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Other highlights:
-meeting the first year students

-starting the first annual SHU poetry round robin
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-hearing my critique partners, Mary SanGiovanni and Christopher Paul Carey, read their own theses. I'm so proud of you guys. I finally understand what everyone meant when they said, "You're so lucky." I couldn't have asked for better critique partners. And, to think we stayed together from the beginning. I'm looking forward to our new group with Jason. What will we call ourselves...?
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-being so happy for Mary when Jersey Jason showed up at her reading after driving 8 hours to get there
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-watching Maria 'act out' her thesis, while referring to the harcover of Magic Study rather than the printed out pages the rest of us were using. :)
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-listening to Ana deliver her thesis with that wit only she can carry off
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-breakfasting with the Hampton Inn gang - Monica, Richard, Adrienne, Sabrina, Alex, Glenn, Traci, Shara, CPC, Aubrey, Tricky, Hanna, Miles, Sherry, Michele, and Mary (hope I'm not forgetting anyone)

-hanging out with Tricky in all his rock star glory
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-sneaking off for a quiet dinner with Mike, Al, and friends
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-attending the screening of Mike Arnzen's movie Exquisite Corpse and Larry Connolly's movie Echoes
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-being the first class to turn in our thesis electronically
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-attending Arnzen's humor class, Pat Pic's class on guerilla marketing, Russ Howe's Middle Ages class, and doing impromtu theater with Steven Piziks
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-dining with the other grads at Mountain View Inn, including Rachael Pruitt who came in just to see us and passing the phone around to talk to Ceres Wright - I teared up
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-attending the wine social - I could actually relax this time because Traci Castleberry was in charge
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-seeing Toby again
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-meeting our guest speaker children's author Bruce Hale
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-attending the Alumni Luncheon
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-practicing for graduation
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-listening to Mary's prayer
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-getting positive feedback about the grad program insert we whipped up with the pictures, bios, and book blurbs of all the graduates

-having Lee McClain be there for our graduation
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-seeing some of the alums who made the trip out
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-having my family there to share this special place and time with me
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I'll be posting the 200 other pictures we took by the end of the week in my LJ gallery.


Other thoughts on the Seton Hill January 2007 Residency:
Christopher Paul Carey - "I also had a blast at this past (and sadly my last) SHU WPF residency. I survived..."

Mary SanGiovanni - "Jay came all the way up from NJ to surprise me..."

devilwrites - "It's hard to describe residency this go around..."

funk_doctor - "Came back from SHU to find I lost six pounds..."

guardian_vasya - "This has been a fantastic week..."

Jason Jack Miller - His entries are ongoing.

Traci Castleberry - "And I'm FINALLY home..."

Mike Mehalek - "I'm still here in PA..."

redstargoddess - "Residency is over!!!"


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